17 August 2010, 20:37

Human Rights Commissioner Hammarberg speaks out for Roma rights

Human Rights Commissioner Hammarberg speaks out for Roma rights

Countries of Western Europe must stop driving out the Roma people, the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg announced Tuesday following the French President Nicolas Sarkozy`s decision to expel the members of 300 Gypsy communities from France within a three months` time.

Countries of Western Europe must stop driving out the Roma people, the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg announced Tuesday following the French President Nicolas Sarkozy`s decision to expel the members of 300 Gypsy communities from France within a three months` time. 

Mr. Hammarberg stressed that many Roma, mainly those who fled Kosovo, have no identity cards, which though is not enough reason to deprive them of their right to obtain citizenship.

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